Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
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Real-World Data from Turkey: Is Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir With or Without Ribavirin Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C Really Effective?

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Afyon Saglik Bilimleri University Medical Faculty, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Kayseri, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kayseri Education and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, Kayseri, Turkey

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Infectious Disease Clinic, Medicana Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Kocaeli University Medical Faculty, Kocaeli, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Gaziosmanpasa University Medical Faculty, Tokat, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Selcuk University Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kartal Lütfi Kırdar Education and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ok Meydanı Education and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Mersin University Medical Faculty, Mersin, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Akdeniz University Medical Faculty, Antalya, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Katip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Marmara University Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Dışkapı Education and Research Hospital University Medical Faculty, Saglik Bilimleri University, Antalya, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Atılım University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Eşrefpaşa Education and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Uludağ University Medical Faculty, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Sakarya Education and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, Sakarya, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, İstanbul University İstanbul Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Sultan Abdülhamid Han Education and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Erzincan University of Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Bezmiâlem University of Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kütahya Health Sciences University Faculty of Medicine, Kütahya, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kocaeli Training and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, Kocaeli, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Ümraniye Education and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, Kocaeli, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Yakın Doğu University of Faculty of Medicine, Nicosia, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Saglik Bilimleri University, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, İstanbul University of Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Afyon Saglik Bilimleri University Medical Faculty, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

Turk J Gastroenterol 2021; 32: 155-163
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2020.19569
Read: 37 Downloads: 20 Published: 30 April 2021

Background: In this study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir-based therapies in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in real-world clinical practice.

Methods: Data from patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with SOF/LDV ± RBV or SOF/RBV in 31 centers across Turkey between April 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018, were recorded in a nationwide database among infectious disease specialists. Demographics, clinical, and virological outcomes were analyzed.

Results: A total of 552 patients were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 51.28 ± 14.2, and 293 (55.8%) were female. The majority had HCV genotype 1b infection (65%), 75.04% of the patients underwent treatment, and non-cirrhosis was present at baseline in 381 patients (72.6%). SOF/LDV ± RBV treatment was given to 477 patients and 48 patients received SOF/RBV according to HCV genotype. The total SVR12 rate was 99% in all patients. Five patients experienced disease relapse during the study and all of them were genotype 2. In patients infected with HCV GT2, SVR12 was 77.3%. SVR was 100% in all patients infected with other HCV genotypes. All treatments were well tolerated by patients without causing severe adverse events. Side effects and side effects-associated treatment discontinuation rates were 28.2% and 0.4%, respectively. Weakness (13.7%) was the common side effect.

Conclusion: The present real-world data of 525 patients with HCV genotypes 1, 1a, 1b, 3, 4, and 5 who underwent SOF/LDV ± RBV treatment in Turkey demonstrated a high efficacy and safety profile. HCV GT2 patients should be treated with more efficacious treatment.

Cite this article as: Demirtürk N, Aygen B, Çelik İ, et al. Real-world data from turkey: Is sofosbuvir/ledipasvir with or without ribavirin treatment for chronic hepatitis C really effective?. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2021; 32(2): 155-163.322

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